JEC WORLD 2018 06 – 08 Mar 2018 in Paris, France

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JEC World 2018

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Composites are deeply embedded in the biggest markets of the economically strongest industries such as automotive, construction, aviation and renewable energies. You could call it a dynamically growing branch that conquers more and more industrial areas. Especially glass fibres continue to gain ground. About 95 per cent of all manufactured composites consist of this material. It is light, weather-resistant, has a high inherent strength and various surface textures. But also other composites like carbon fibre are used in many applications. In order to keep the overview over the diverse possibilities and to find new approaches for their own production, composites manufacturers need a platform for and with the sector’s experts.

The JEC World is exactly this meeting point. It is the largest and most important trade fair solely focusing on composites. More than 40 000 visitors consist of end-user-companies and stakeholders of the composite industries from all over the world. During conferences and innovations platforms, the participants can exchange views about the latest trends and developments.

For more information on the JEC, please visit the official website.

Quality control for composites

We supply the composites market with renowned on-line measurement and control solutions for  thickness, basis weight, density, coating add-on, and moisture.

The traversing quality control system Qualiscan QMS is the perfect tool for the demanding manufacturer. It offers non-nuclear sensors plus responsive, professional technical support, and the most reliable, well-built scanning platforms in the industry.

Featured Mahlo products at JEC


Traversing quality control system

Qualiscan QMS-12
Qualiscan QMS-12

The Qualiscan QMS is a modular system for measuring, logging and controlling critical process parameters over the entire width of the product, including basis weight, coating weight, thickness, moisture etc.

The Qualiscan QMS can be used in virtually every industrial sector in which products are produced as a web, or where they are finished (laminated, coated, etc.). The versatile sensors and measuring devices of the Qualiscan QMS series can sense, log and continuously control such parameters as basis weight (weight per unit area), coating weight, thickness and moisture in a variety of web-type products.

The Qualiscan QMS is a modular system consisting of multiple measuring sensors and traversing frames acting as intelligent nodes on a network. The individual components are linked through a normal Ethernet cable as found in any office for networking multiple PCs.


Product highlights   Customer benefits

  • Modern construction with intelligent sensors and traversing frames
  • Based on industry standard hardened computers
  • running Windows embedded operating system
  • Components communicate through digital interfaces



  • Savings in raw materials and/or energy at the manufacturing stage
  • Uninterrupted monitoring and logging of actual product quality
  • Improvement in product quality, especially in conjunction with control



Product information (PDF)


Do you want to experience KARL MAYER live at certain events and meet us personally? You will have this opportunity at the following worldwide trade fairs and events. We are looking forward to your visit.

  • DTG
    08/02/2018 – 11/02/2018


    Bangladesh / Dhaka

  • 19/02/2018 – 21/02/2018

    Inlegmash and Techtextil Russia

    Russia / Moscow

  • JEC
    06/03/2018 – 08/03/2018


    France / Paris
    Stand Q 58 / Hall 5

  • Saigontex
    04/04/2018 – 07/04/2018


    Vietnam / Ho Chi Minh City

    • Indo Intertex
      04/04/2018 – 07/04/2018

      Indo Intertex

      Indonesia / Jakarta

    • ITM
      14/04/2018 – 17/04/2018


      Turkey / Istanbul
      Hall 7 / Stand 709

    • 21/08/2018 – 24/08/2018


      Brasil / Blumenau

    • Composites Europe 2018
      06/11/2018 – 08/11/2018

      Composites Europe 2018

      Germany / Stuttgart
      Germany Pavillon
      Stand 51 N

Successful conference entitled „Additive manufacturing for the textile industry“ held at KARL MAYER in Obertshausen, on 11. January 2018

Successful conference entitled „Additive manufacturing for the textile industry“ held at KARL MAYER in Obertshausen, on 11. January 2018

The organizer of this event was the Textile Research Institute Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. (TITV), the cooperation partner was KARL MAYER. With this meeting the two innovation drivers of the textile industry have really hit the mark. „We want to create the exchange between the two worlds, namely between the additive manufacture as a young discipline of production and the textile sector as an industrial branch with a long tradition“, explained KARL MAYER Product Manager, Michael Kieren, in the run-up to this event. Together with his team, he organized a programme that attracted roughly 100 specialists from different fields to Obertshausen. The invited guests included manufacturers of textiles for the automotive, sports and medical sectors, finishing professionals and yarn manufacturers as well as experts from science and research. The interest in the meeting exceeded all expectations. „I am very surprised by the high response to our conference and by the wide range of different areas from which our guests come. Both aspects show the importance of this topic, and the significance of events of this kind“, said Arno Gärtner, KARL MAYER’s CEO, during the conference. Dr. Uwe Möhring, Managing Director of TITV, also expressed his satisfaction with the course of the meeting. „I think it’s great that so many people have come , and that so many different discussions arise, especially in view of the high event density at the beginning of the year. The contributions with real topics but also the size and mix of the audience encourage a successful exchange.“

The agenda included lectures held by 3D-printer manufacturers as well as by companies that have already been working with additive manufacturing methods; they informed about their experiences with various possibilities but also about still existing limitations. Two experts presented first combinations of textile and 3D-print. Besides, a service provider in this business also took the floor: Tatcraft from Frankfurt presented with Maker Space its capacities for 3D-print, wood working, water jet cutting and other technologies to experiment and explore different possibilities without major investments.




Después del éxito obtenido en Ámsterdam y Nueva York, todo el proyecto “Denim Gallery” lleva a la última etapa de Combiatex 2018, la feria de la innovación y creatividad en los sectores textil y de la moda más importante de América Latina.

Tonello Denim Gallery en Colombiatex 2018

Grace Warland, Matias Sandoval, Serena Conti, Su Kim y Jon Rouleau, Mika Mitarai, Juan Manuel Gomez, Ilinca Trif, Stefan Vella, y Greta Giannini: estos son los nombres de los 10 talentos creativos que libremente han expresado sus interpretaciones personales de los conceptos de Realidad y Visión utilizando las últimas tecnologías Tonello: del Láser Blaze al ECOfree 2, del Bohemia al NoStone®, del Robot Ecospray al Core.

El Denim literalmente se ha transformado en una tela sobre la cual expresar sueños y visiones, conceptos y estilos, para dar vida a creaciones impredecibles, evocativas y matéricas.

Hoy nos enorgullece llevar el resultado de este “concurso” también a Colombiatex, para continuar enfatizando  la visión de la empresa, cada vez menos productora de máquinas y cada vez más orientada al diálogo con marcas, para “inspirar” al mundo textil con soluciones de acabado que den sustancia técnica al genio de los diseñadores.

Y para destacar  el valor de la investigación, una actividad cada vez más estratégica para Tonello, de la cual nacen propuestas que apuntan a una nueva forma de concebir la prenda y los procesos de producción: la primera siempre más saludable para el usuario final, los segundos siempre más sostenibles.


After Amsterdam, Dhaka, Munich and New York, the Tonello Denim Gallery lands next month in Medellín. From January 23 to 25, join us at Colombiatex de las Américas and discover the collection celebrating the limitless potential of jeans, combining art and fashion, painting and performance, in a kaleidoscopic mix of contemporary languages.

Grace Warland, Matias Sandoval, Serena Conti, Su Kim and Jon Rouleau, Mika Mitarai, Juan Manuel Gomez, Ilinca Trif, Stefan Vella, and Greta Giannini: these are the names of the artists-designers who have freely expressed their “emotions”. In the first part of the project, they expressed cathartic representations of the reality we live in. The second part is devoted to the vision of possible worlds. With their works the designers wanted to write their hopes and fears on denim, but also to weave dreams of a better future, made up of connections between people, a relaunching of deep and human values, as the only antidote to a reality that offers more and more disturbing prospects. And Tonello reinterprets these answers, taking full advantage of the latest technologies: from Laser Blaze to ECOfree 2, from Bohemia to NoStone®, from Ecospray to Core.

The winner of the contest had already been selected during the “Inspiring” event by a jury that included some of the most important denim makers in the world. On the first day of New York Denim Days, Serena Conti was acclaimed as the first place winner, followed by Matias Sandoval, second, and Mika Mitarai, third. As the winner, Serena won an entire week of “creative freedom” at our Creative Area, where she could develop her own collection, experimenting without limits.



International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles

Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, and will next be held in Frankfurt am Main from 9 to 12 January 2018. The first trade fair of the year for its sector, it is a climate and trend barometer for the new business year.

What you can expect at Heimtextil

What you can expect at Heimtextil


Everyone comes to us: Architects, bed retailers, designers, internal decorators, project planners, interior decorators, visual merchandisers.
Discover the trends of the coming season: Our expertly curated Theme Park is the perfect source of inspiration for your next product collection.
Here you’ll meet key decision makers: High-calibre buyers from over 130 countries visit Heimtextil each year.
Big but clearly organised: Exhibitor directories and easy-to-follow signage in the exhibition halls provide excellent orientation.

That was Heimtextil 2017

We took a tour of the halls at Heimtextil 2017 and gathered numerous views on the products, events and special moments. Watch the Heimtextil film, which presents a review of some of the highlights of the trade fair in Frankfurt.